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Cessna 177 Cardinal

Additional costs

Classroom briefings:

Annual membership:

Booking cancellation fee:
$60.00 Instructional flight only

The aircraft hirer is responsible for any landing and en-route charges.

VH-RRG is hired at a wet rate from Amberley. For avgas fuel purchases made away from Amberley, the Aircraft hirer is responsible for paying the difference from the Amberley fuel price of $2.50 per litre.

Underpayments will be debited to the Aircraft Hirer’s account.

VH-RRG is currently FOR SALE

Contact the Club for more information

About the Cessna 177

The Cessna 177 Cardinal is a light single-engined, high-wing general aviation aircraft that was intended to replace Cessna’s 172 Skyhawk. First announced in 1967, it was produced from 1968 to 1978.

Today, both the 177 and 177RG are considered desirable aircraft to own. This is mainly because of the large doors which offer easy entry, the aircraft’s reasonable performance for the power, active owners groups and the aircraft’s attractive looks.

The 177 offers much better upward visibility than a 172 because of its steeply raked windshield and more aft-mounted wing. The absence of an obstructing wing support strut also makes the aircraft an excellent platform for aerial photography.

The additional power of the 200 hp fuel injected engine and cleaner lines of the 177RG resulted in a MAX cruise speed of 148 kn (274 km/h), 22 kn (41 km/h) faster than the 177B. 1,543 177RGs were delivered. 

About VH-RRG

This aircraft requires Constant Speed & Retractable endorsements, minimum 100 hours total time and 10 hours retractable time before being eligible to private hire VH-RRG. RRG is available for advanced training for pilots who do not yet meet these requirements, and necessary endorsements can be achieved on RRG with RAFC instructors.

For more information and to arrange conversion training please contact RAFC OPSO.